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Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care setting

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P2: Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care setting: Health and safety legislation Example of this in health and social care setting How does this influence a Health and social care setting Disposable of hazardous waste: In a health and social care setting employees must make sure that waste is thrown away in a yellow bag and it must have a hazardous waste sign on it. An example of this would be that in a school working with children I saw a Lsv energy drink in a class room floor and this could be a hazard because a child could have picked it up. This is a influence because it make sure that people are being kept away from any hazardous waste and is making sure that people working in a health and social care setting are taking precautions. Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) 1995: This act requires you be able to report the following towards the local council or the Health and safety executive (HSE): * A ...read more.

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Food Safety act 1990: The food and safety act 1990 stops people from giving out of dated food to people especially in a health and social care setting because health inspectors come to check if the food is good. An example of this would be that in school it Is lunch time and a inspection is being made to make sure that the food is fresh and not out of date. The food safety act is a influence in the health and social care setting because it makes sure that all the food is fresh and not out of date. It makes sure that the food provided is clean by making the lunch ladies wear hair nets and hand gloves to keep the food as fresh as possible. Data protection Act 1998: This legislation is to do with protection clients personal data whether it is on a paper or on electrical format, it should be kept confidential and the only person that should be allowed this information is the client themselves besides this it should be nobody else. ...read more.

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This is just some of them but there are others were a work place would follow. A example of this would be that a fire bell has rang in the nursery because a fire has broke in the reception area and all the children are being taken outside to safety. All the children are waiting single file with their teacher to wait until the file is out. This is good in a health and social care setting because it is putting things into practice for the real thing and making sure that If the real thing happens then they know what to do and how to do it so this is a influence in a health and social care setting and by this it?s protecting people from any danger of fire. The policy of the mobile phone policy is a influence in a health and social care setting because it stops people in the health and social care setting to pay more attention towards the patient and not be distracted by there mobiles as this can be very dangerous ...read more.

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